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Old 01-26-2013, 07:21 PM   #3121
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I've been hearing from MANY sources about the world famous biegnets. Are they only at POFQ or can I get one at POR?
If you choose to go fishing at POR, you can use those for sinkers. Not nearly as good as the real thing.
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They are views where you mostly see across to another part of the building (wall, room window, etc) rather than directly out into the gardens. The non parking-lot sides of the building rooms would still be quite nice though.

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So would you prefer parking lot standard or non parking lot standard?
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Just got into our room after spending the whole day at Epcot and WOW. Just wow.

The resort is lovely, our room is fabulous and we were totally pixie dusted. Every cast member we've encountered has been so friendly...it's just really magical.

So looking forward to the next week here! Really glad I read through this thread and booked here.
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Just got into our room after spending the whole day at Epcot and WOW. Just wow.

The resort is lovely, our room is fabulous and we were totally pixie dusted. Every cast member we've encountered has been so friendly...it's just really magical.

So looking forward to the next week here! Really glad I read through this thread and booked here.
Awesome!! And the weather looks beautiful for the next few days. Enjoy
We will be there on Tuesday.
Can't wait!!!!
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Awesome!! And the weather looks beautiful for the next few days. Enjoy
We will be there on Tuesday.
Can't wait!!!!
Thank you! And the weather forecast has certainly perked up for this week. The main pool was even full of guests tonight!

Tuesday will be here before you know it.
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Just got into our room after spending the whole day at Epcot and WOW. Just wow.

The resort is lovely, our room is fabulous and we were totally pixie dusted. Every cast member we've encountered has been so friendly...it's just really magical.

So looking forward to the next week here! Really glad I read through this thread and booked here.
YAY for you guys!!!!

We'll be there Thursday!! Enjoy yourselves!
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Are the parking lot veiws that bad? Is there not still some foilage to look at or is it building some grass then the parking lot?
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So would you prefer parking lot standard or non parking lot standard?
Well you don't really get to choose (apart from making a request) but personally I wouldn't mind a lot of the parking lot views - there are still lots of trees and greenery around, and I would say much nicer than just overlooking a wall or someone else's room.



But on the other hand even those single Standard mansion rooms in corners still give you a slightly oblique view of the courtyards area. I wouldn't worry too much either way to be honest.

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I have been reading through this thread a little and was hoping you all could help me. . . I'm planning on surprising my mom with a holiday trip to WDW. I initially was looking into the Poly as my mother loves water, being around it and looking over it. I then decided on the Royal Rooms at POR. I am wondering though as I have never stayed Mod, since there is not balcony, is it realistic that she could sit at the window and overlook a river view? I mean I don't know the set up of the rooms, are the dining chairs/ office area by the window? Also, I saw that there are corner rooms that are royal rooms as well, with a river view. Are there any that someone would/could recommend? I was thinking there may be more windows for her to enjoy the view at night or in the early morning. TIA
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is it realistic that she could sit at the window and overlook a river view? I mean I don't know the set up of the rooms, are the dining chairs/ office area by the window? Also, I saw that there are corner rooms that are royal rooms as well, with a river view.
Yes, you can quite easily sit and look out of the windows, or even sit outside in the alcove beside the walkway - think of it as a porch rather than a balcony. The Royal Rooms on corners do have that extra window too, just like other parts of the resort.

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Well you don't really get to choose (apart from making a request) but personally I wouldn't mind a lot of the parking lot views - there are still lots of trees and greenery around, and I would say much nicer than just overlooking a wall or someone else's room.



But on the other hand even those single Standard mansion rooms in corners still give you a slightly oblique view of the courtyards area. I wouldn't worry too much either way to be honest.

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Thanks Andre! You're right. I'm done worrying about this. I have a feeling I'm going to be pretty taken back and impressed no matter where our room is. I can't wait!!!
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We are booked for 14 nights FD bounceback. I was on the fence about CBR or POR. I have decide POR but not sure if I should book a royal or standard room. We could do a royal room for 12 nights or a standard for 14. I guess I'm wondering if you would give up 2 days to stay in a royal room? Is a royal room worth it? I would like to call today and do the upgrade so I could use some advice.
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Yes, you can quite easily sit and look out of the windows, or even sit outside in the alcove beside the walkway - think of it as a porch rather than a balcony. The Royal Rooms on corners do have that extra window too, just like other parts of the resort.

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Oh she loves porches and I had no idea about the Alcove Thanks so much, definitely booking POR and very happy with it as an option.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:58 AM   #3134
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Oh she loves porches and I had no idea about the Alcove Thanks so much, definitely booking POR and very happy with it as an option.
Yes, although it's not private there is generally very little foot traffic past any individual room (as there are so many route options) and it's still a nice place to sit out and watch the world go by:



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Yes, although it's not private there is generally very little foot traffic past any individual room (as there are so many route options) and it's still a nice place to sit out and watch the world go by:



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I sat outside few mornings and had my coffee while the kids were sleeping. Very peaceful resort.
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